- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology
- Bone Density
- General Xray
- Nuclear Medicine
- NEW: Heart Score CT (see article under “News and Events“)
- Exam Explanations
At Parkview Wabash Hospital, we use state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose and treat patients quickly and accurately, regardless of condition or circumstance.
Computed tomography (CT) scans have become increasingly valuable tests for a wide range of medical conditions, from trauma to cancer. To help diagnose and treat patients more quickly and accurately, regardless of condition and circumstance, Parkview Wabash Hospital uses the SOMATOM® Definition AS from Siemens Healthcare. The SOMATOM Definition AS is the world’s first CT scanner that adapts to virtually any patient, provides each person with complete dose protection and offers clinicians improved diagnostic information.
With many CT scanners, physicians can see the structure, size, shape, and location of clinical details, but these images can’t answer all diagnostic questions. Parkview Wabash Hospital’s CT provides additional vital information that enables doctors to differentiate, characterize, isolate and distinguish the tissue, making it easier to determine the disease.
The CT gives a level of flexibility for scanning that wasn’t available before, providing the ability for almost any kind of exam, from vessel imaging to cancer staging, on any type of patient, according to the needs of the individual. With the SOMATOM Definition AS system, our physicians can improve patient care, from initial diagnosis, throughout treatment, to the time they leave.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique that generates images of the internal body. It specializes in creating a thin-section image of any part of the body – especially with extremities, veins, arteries, and the brain and central nervous system – from any angle or direction.
Parkview Wabash Hospital magnetic resonance imaging technology makes scan times quicker with the added benefit of higher quality images for doctors.
Another advantage of the MRI is it has a larger bore (opening) compared to other units. The extra space markedly reduces patient anxiety during an exam.